Many security and encryption protections are often disabled through a public network, which leaves your data unprotected. This makes you vulnerable to attack as any activity coming through a public network can be discovered and displayed. If you have no choice and need to use public Wi-Fi, make sure you don’t access sensitive and personal information like your bank account.
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